ERIC Number: ED136400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Field Research and Educational Administration.
Ianni, Francis A. J.
UCEA Review, v17 n2 pp10-13 Feb 76
The growing interest in the anthropological approach to educational research raises some issues about the nature of educational anthropology and traditional educational research. The nature of these two methods of inquiry is different in that anthropology demands that the researcher use the field as the bases for theoretical, methodological, and even operational development. In traditional educational research, the researcher begins with an existing theory; analysis of data follows a pattern that was part of the original design based on the already existing theory. Educational administration is an applied profession. It has a unique field of social action that can be identified and subjected to observation and analysis. The use of field research techniques, which characterize the anthropological approach, is particularly important as a means of first establishing and then validating a theory of educational administration practice. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.